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#1 Jeff L

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:29 PM

My wife has taken over my laptop because hers took a dump so I'm in the market for a new one. Don't need anything fancy as I would just be using it to surf the web and do homework. Has anyone bought one recently in the $500 range that they have been happy with?

Thanks! :)

#2 Kuech Da Sneak

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 06:47 PM

If you want faster surfing/processing and don't need hundreds upon hundreds of HDD storage or a standalone GPU to watch 1080p coded video, then I suggest this
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834200400

I've always disliked Dell, but that's just for desktops. They're pretty good when it comes to laptops, plus it has a pretty powerful Intel dualcore for the price. The 3 gigs of RAM is fine if you aren't gaming with the latest games on High Quality.

If you want a lot of storage space and an integrated GPU that isn't Intel while skimping on the processor, then get '
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16834230241

Honestly though, I suggest the first one, the Dell. Intel absolutely destroys AMD when it comes to making processors these days, and having a shitty processor can bottleneck your GPU, no matter how nice it is.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:10 PM

Speaking of a new laptop!! Just dove in for the apple today.

First time having a Mac since 1993 haha

I'm lovin it

15"

#4 Kuech Da Sneak

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:14 PM

Speaking of a new laptop!! Just dove in for the apple today.

First time having a Mac since 1993 haha

I'm lovin it

15"


Why would you buy an insanely marked up laptop with an inferior OS?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:17 PM

because I preferred the quad processor for my recording and design software

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:19 PM

my laptop has an 8 core.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:24 PM

Why would you buy an insanely marked up laptop with an inferior OS?


Overpriced? Maybe, depends on what you are using it for. Inferior os? Lol.


I just bought an i5 lenovo ideapad with 6 gigs of memory and a decent video card for 6ish... I think it ended up being in $620. Seems like a pretty nice machine but ive only had it for 1 day.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:25 PM

my laptop has an 8 core.


Why?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:26 PM

Why?


Because it's what I wanted, and it can handle all the things I want it too.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:27 PM

Because it's what I wanted, and it can handle all the things I want it too.


More power to you, bet its fast.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

Yeah I like it.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:32 PM

Is it an amd?

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 07:48 PM

no

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 11:43 PM

I despise Bestbuy but.....


http://www.bestbuy.c...68B9U&cp=1&lp=1

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 05:48 AM

I'm getting ready to trash my entire desktop set up in favor of a Lenovo w/docking station and dual monitors. I have this set up at work and life is easy with 2 gigantic widescreen monitors and I can take the laptop anywhere, leaving keyboard and mouse behind...


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